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Ethnomathematics: Home

Books, websites, and articles on ethnomathematics: the ways in which culture and mathematics intersect

Inca Quipu

Welcome!

This guide is intended as a place for faculty and students to learn more about ethnomathematics and to share resources they have found.

Ethnomathematics is defined by Brazilian mathematician, Ubiratan D’Ambrosio as the intersections of culture, historical traditions, sociocultural roots, and mathematics.

The focus of this guide is Native American mathematics. Please let us know what you discover!

lbanta@mendocino.edu or librarian@mendocino.edu

Image Credit: An Inca quipu, from the Larco Museum in Lima by Claus Ableiter. licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Aztec Sun Stone

The design of the center portion of the Aztec Sun Stone is based on a mathematical equation which has been plotted in green. Created by Xihuitl.4. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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The numeration, calendar systems and astronomical knowledge of the Mayas

The numeration, calendar systems and astronomical knowledge of the Mayas by Charles P. Bowditch. Public Domain.

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"indigenous mathematics"

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